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Poster: imota Date: Oct 12, 2008 7:11pm
Forum: faqs Subject: I cannot edit my file!

When I click "Edit item" in the lower left box I get this error message:

The item you are trying to edit does not have metadata or the metadata is not parseable. It will need to be rebuilt or fixed first.

I don't know what to do. Please, help me!

My file is located at his address:

http://www.archive.org/details/NaiHrvatskiGuslarii

One more question: Why is it so difficult to delete a file ? Uploading file is easy, but removing/deleting a file is a rocket science experiment. I am really disappointed.

Thanks.

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Poster: kustota Date: Oct 13, 2008 7:06pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: I cannot edit my file!

your item is checked out, so you cant edit metadata. you must first check it in
http://www.archive.org/checkin/NaiHrvatskiGuslarii

deleting isn't made easy because it is supposed that you are uploading files that will stay here practically forever (therefore 'archive').

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Poster: Rafi_ifdawn Date: Dec 28, 2008 7:29pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: I cannot edit my file!

archives need to be edited; content creators want the archive to contain optimal content; so the "one chance to get it right for all eternity" model is dubious

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Poster: kustota Date: Dec 29, 2008 12:28am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: I cannot edit my file!

http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#262

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Poster: Rafi_ifdawn Date: Dec 29, 2008 8:13am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: I cannot edit my file!

Thanks, I have this part of the FAQ well memorized; but to no avail... When I click "edit item" [new?!?] it says no metadata is available. Using the ID with the "checkin" url takes me to "not ready yet trying again in 10 seconds" which never resolves - I let it run all night one time and it was still trying 12 hours later.

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Poster: kustota Date: Dec 29, 2008 9:53am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: I cannot edit my file!

please give the link to your item so the admins can help you to sort this out.

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Poster: imota Date: Oct 14, 2008 9:23pm
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: I cannot edit my file!

Thanks for your response.
Everything is now back to normal.
Cheers.

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